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How long does Dell supply BIOS, Firmware, and other hardware updates?

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After a specific server model is no longer sold by Dell, how long will Dell make BIOS, Firmware, Drivers, and other hardware updates available?
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it will be available for a long time though not sure of any fixed amount
there are very old systems listed in the support page that have downloads dated 10+ years ago
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Thanks, Seth! I figured they were different than, say, Microsoft that ends all support, including updates, after a certain date.
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While Dell can keep drivers (for the OSs that were available while the system was in production) for years, as well as BIOS and other support items, keep in mind that drivers for newer operating systems likely won't be available.   Further, while they USED to support ALL systems FOREVER ("lifetime" support) newer systems no longer have that.
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Thanks, Lee. These are a group of backup servers that we have spread across our remote offices. Their operating systems are unlikely to change, and, at some point, they will be replaced by newer servers. I just don't know when.
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